British imperialism in India

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  • Jul 8, 1497

    Vasco De Gama Sails For India

    Vasco De Gama Sails For India
    Vasco De Gama was a portuguese explorer who discovered an ocean route from portugal to the east. Vasco De Gama sailed from lisbon, portugal heading to the east at that time many people though that Gama's trip would be impossible because it was assumed that the indian ocean was not connected to any other seas.
  • Apr 21, 1526

    Decline Of The Mughal Empire

    Decline Of The Mughal Empire
    after durangzebs death, his sons faught war of sucession. in fact 12 years after he died, by the end of this period the empire was nothing but a wealthy figure head.
  • Establishment Of The British East India Company

    Establishment Of The British East India Company
    was an early english joint-stock company that was formed intially for pursuing trade with the east indies,but that ended up trading mainly with the indian subcontinent & china.
  • industrial revolution in britain

    industrial revolution in britain
    In 1700, small farms covered England's landscape. Wealthy landowners, however, began buying up much of the land that village farmers had once worked. The large landowners dramatically improved farming methods. These innovations amounted to an agricultural revolution.
  • British Overcome French and Take Control Of India

    British Overcome French and Take Control Of India
    Eventually , it governed directly or indirectly an area that included modern Bangladesh, most of southern India, and nearly all the territory along the Ganges River in the north.
  • sepoy rebellion

    sepoy rebellion
    The soldiers who had disobeyed were jailed. The next day, on May 10, 1857, the sepoys rebelled because of the rumors of them greasing riffles with pork fat. so They marched to Delhi, where they were joined by Indian soldiers stationed there. They captured the city of Delhi. From Delhi, the rebellion spread to northern and central India.
  • british colonized india

    british colonized india
    To reward the many princes who had remained loyal to Britain, the British promised to respect all treaties the East India Company had made with them. They also promised that the Indian states that were still free would remain independent. Unofficially, however, Britain won greater and greater control of those states.
  • mohandas ghandi's leadership of the inc.

    mohandas ghandi's leadership of the inc.
    Gandhi's strategy for battling injustice evolved from his deeply religious approach to political activity. His teachings blended ideas from all of the major world religions, including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity. Gandhi attracted millions of followers.
  • creation of the indian national congress

    creation of the indian national congress
    Though deep divisions existed between Hindus and Muslims, they found common ground. They shared the heritage of British rule and an understanding of democratic ideals.
  • creation of the muslim league

    creation of the muslim league
    an organization founded in 1906 in India to protect Muslim interests. Members of the league felt that the mainly Hindu Congress Party looked out primarily for Hindu interests.
  • rowlett acts

    rowlett acts
    These laws allowed the government to jail protesters without trial for as long as two years. To Western-educated Indians, denial of a trial by jury violated their individual rights.
  • amritsar massacre

    amritsar massacre
    To protest the Rowlatt Acts, around 10,000 Hindus and Muslims flocked to Amritsar, a major city in the Punjab, in the spring of 1919.The demonstration, viewed as a nationalist outburst, alarmed the British.
  • gandhi travels stressing nonviolent resistance

    gandhi travels stressing nonviolent resistance
    the deliberate and public refusal to obey an unjust law, and nonviolence as the means to achieve independence. Gandhi then launched his campaign law, and nonviolence as the means toachieve independence.
  • the salt march

    the salt march
    Gandhi organized a demonstration to defy the hated Salt Acts. According to these British laws, Indians could buy salt from no other source but the government. They also had to pay sales tax on salt.To show their opposition, Gandhi and his followers walked about 240 miles to the seacoast.
  • indian/pakistan independence

    indian/pakistan independence
    In that short period, more than 500 independent native princes had to decide which nation they would join. The administration of the courts, the military, the railways, and the police—the whole of the civil service—had to be divided down to the last paper clip.
  • government of india act

    government of india act
    the British Parliament passed the Government of India Act. It provided local self-government and limited democratic elections, but not total independence.
  • wwii-riots between hindus and muslims

    wwii-riots between hindus and muslims
    Muslims resisted attempts to include them in an Indian government dominated by Hindus. Rioting between the two groups broke out in several Indian cities. In August 1946, four days of clashes in Calcutta left more than 5,000 people dead and more than 15,000 hurt.
  • gandhi's death

    gandhi's death
    In all, an estimated 1 million died. "What is there to celebrate?" Gandhi mourned. "I see nothing but rivers of blood." Gandhi personally went to the Indian capital of Delhi to plead for fair treatment of Muslim refugees. While there, he himself became a victim of the nation's violence. A Hindu extremist who thought Gandhi too protective of Muslims shot and killed him on January 30, 1948.
  • partition

    the term given to the division of India into separate Hindu and Muslim nations. The northwest and eastern regions of India, where most Muslims lived, would become the new nation of Pakistan.